Now that we’re in the full swing of summer, planning any road trips? If you are like me, you might find it hard to eat healthy food on the go. But, yet you still want to feel good while you travel. With so many fun things to do, it can be difficult to find time to plan out healthy snacks to bring along. To make it easy for you, I have put together ideas for healthy road trip snacks.
Here are 5 of my quick tips for easy foods to bring on any travel adventure!
1. The Original Portable Snack Food
Nuts, seeds, and dried fruit make for a delicious and easy treat to munch on any time of day. Here’s a tasty combo to try: almonds, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and cacao nibs. This mix will keep you energized while you’re traveling from point A to point B!
2. Portable Pouches, Weird? Maybe A Little But Don’t Knock It Until You Try It
Tough to get your veggies on the road? Try the portable pouches of fruit and veggie mixtures by companies like Happy Tots, or Trader Joe’s or Ella’s Kitchen – yes, it’s baby food, (don’t think me crazy) but some of them are actually quite yummy and it’s an easy portable way to get your broccoli on! There are some that add in Greek yogurt or chia seeds which is a great way to get your greens and protein in while on the go. If throwing back baby food doesn’t jibe with your vibe, try some freeze-dried veggies instead!
3. Beyond Peanut Butter
Who doesn’t love crackers and nut butter? This quick combo comes in quite handy on the go. Flackers and Mary’s Gone Crackers are two of my favorite whole grain options. Bring along Justin’s nut butter packs or an entire jar, if you or your family is big into nut/seed butters!
4. The Sneaky Failsafe Way To Get Your Greens
Looking for another way to get your veggies in? Why not try Greens Powder? This combination of wheat grass, alfalfa, spirulina, (and more!) in Amazing Grass Greens Powder is a sure-fire way to get your daily serving of greens especially as you travel in planes and other places where fresh veggies just may not be easily accessible.
5. Gotta Have A Bar For Backup
This list would not be complete without a few of my favorite bars. Easy to stash for a quick pick me up, bars are always great to have around for any summer adventure. Here are a few brands I like: Pure bars, Lara bars, Macro bars, and Kind bars. You can also make your own bars with my template recipe!
Here’s to happy and healthy summer trips for you!
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
(photo by Dariusz Sankowski un Upsplash)